Pearson Master Teacher nominations due today

The LLCC Foundation invites students, faculty, staff, alumni and retirees to nominate an outstanding full-time, tenured faculty member for the 2020 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award. This award annually recognizes an exceptional faculty member’s professional contributions to LLCC. A faculty member may receive the award one time only.

Online nominations must be submitted by today, Feb. 7, 2020. LLCC students, faculty and staff may also log in to Blackboard to access the nomination form.

For more information, stop by the LLCC Foundation on the first floor of Menard Hall, Room 1214, call 786-2785 or e-mail LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu.

Nominations open for Pearson Master Teacher

The LLCC Foundation invites students, faculty, staff, alumni and retirees to nominate an outstanding full-time, tenured faculty member for the 2020 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award. This award annually recognizes an exceptional faculty member’s professional contributions to LLCC. A faculty member may receive the award one time only.

Online nominations are currently open. LLCC students, faculty and staff may also log in to Blackboard to access the nomination form. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.

For more information, stop by the LLCC Foundation on the first floor of Menard Hall, Room 1214, call 786-2785 or e-mail LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu.

Pearson Master Teacher nominations now accepted

The LLCC Foundation invites students, faculty, staff, alumni and retirees to nominate an outstanding full-time, tenured faculty member for the 2020 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award. This award annually recognizes an exceptional faculty member’s professional contributions to LLCC. A faculty member may receive the award one time only.

Online nominations are now being accepted. LLCC students, faculty and staff may also log in to Blackboard to access the nomination form. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.

For more information, stop by the LLCC Foundation on the first floor of Menard Hall, Room 1214, call 786-2785 or e-mail LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu.

Faculty and Administrators: It’s time to order regalia for commencement

LLCC’s Commencement Ceremony this year is on Friday, May 18. In order to make sure we have the correct regalia for you, we ask that you submit any changes from the previous year to LLCC Campus Services regarding your faculty/administrator regalia for this year’s commencement ceremony by contacting Kim Lesko at 786-2456 or kimberly.lesko@llcc.edu. The deadline for changes or additions to the regalia order is Friday, Feb. 23.

Changes include completion of a different degree or something as simple as your regalia didn’t fit correctly last year. If you do not submit any changes, we will order the same regalia that you had in last year’s ceremony.

New faculty members or administrators who need graduation regalia for the commencement ceremony should contact Kim Lesko in order to have your regalia ordered.

Welcome new faculty!

These new faculty were introduced at the Board of Trustees meeting last evening.

Till AnaAna Till is an LLCC graduate and has her M.S.N. in nursing education from SIU-E. She has a clinical background in medical/surgical nursing and has been working in Memorial Medical Center’s Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit since 2012. She has taught as an adjunct and nursing tutor with ADN students.


Amanda Roche 
is an LLCC graduate and has her M.S.N. in Roche Amandanursing education from Benedictine University in Lisle, and is currently working on her doctorate in nursing practice from American Sentinel University, also in education. She has an extensive clinical background in medical/surgical nursing and has been working in the Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Medical Center since 2009. Amanda has taught as an adjunct with ADN and CNA students at LLCC and has also taught LPN students. Amanda will be teaching in the critical care course in the ADN program.

Davidson SandySandy Davidson is an LLCC graduate and has her M.S.N. in leadership and nursing administration from Benedictine University in Lisle. She has an extensive clinical background in medical/surgical nursing and has been working as an administrative supervisor at Memorial Medical Center since 2011 where her duties included attending to rapid response calls, codes and traumas with the ICU charge nurse. She has taught as an adjunct with ADN students in different semesters of the program.

Troxell CasandraCasandra Troxell is the new faculty member for the Surgical Technology AAS program. Casandra is a graduate of the very first class here at LLCC and she obviously impressed us as a student and has continued to impress us as a graduate. Casandra has her AAS and is a nationally Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).  She belongs to the Association of Surgical Technologists. She works as a CST at Memorial Medical Center where she has vast and varied surgical experiences including robotics that she will bring to the classroom.

Christie Hovey authors eBook

Christie Hovey, professor of computer applications, is the co-author of the recently published eBook, “Building a Foundation with Microsoft Office 2016.” Christie noted that what is unique about this book is that it has a “digital first” approach … a “fully interactive eBook that delivers embedded video, bite-sized content, integrated, built-in assessment and more.”

Here are the specifics:
Fehl, A., Jahn Hovey, C., Linford, B, Murphy, J., and Scott, A. (2017). Building a Foundation with Microsoft ® Office 2016. Berkley, CA: Labyrinth Learning

Congratulations!

Faculty Development & Recognition Grant Report by recipient Michelle Coakes

This summer, with the assistance of a Faculty Development & Recognition Grant, I traveled to Deer Isle, Maine, to attend a two-week workshop at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. I have been to Haystack before, working with a variety of potters from around the country. As in the past, this workshop was both informational and inspirational.  Read More about Michelle’s experience in her full travel report!

Congratulations to these Pearson Master Teacher nominees!

Twenty eligible nominations were received for the 2014 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award.  Congratulations to:

  • Colette D’Cruz-Endeley, Professor, Economics
  • Jason Dockter, Associate Professor, English
  • Suellen Funk, Professor, Nursing
  • Peggy Goetsch, Professor, Biology
  • Bill Harmon, Professor, Agronomy
  • John Mark Henry, Professor Mathematics
  • John Paul Henry, Professor, Mathematics
  • Beth Hoffmann, Professor, Speech
  • Paul Hudson, Professor, Business
  • Tim Humphrey, Professor, Education
  • Theresa Kanoza, Professor, English
  • Katie McAfee, Associate Professor, Accounting
  • Janet Moulton, Assistant Professor, Nursing
  • Jim Pierce, Professor, Engineering
  • Samantha Reif, Assistant Professor, Geosciences
  • David Reynolds, Professor, Sociology
  • David Sack, Professor, Mathematics
  • John Vinzant, Professor, Political Science
  • Tara Walk, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
  • Beth Wiediger, Professor, Psychology

The Pearsons, longtime Springfield physicians, made the award possible through a generous contribution to the LLCC Foundation.  The award annually recognizes an exceptional full-time, faculty member for his or her professional contributions to LLCC.  The 2014 award recipient will be announced at the annual faculty and staff recognition ceremony later this spring.